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Garbage & Yardwaste:

The Village of Woodridge has a "bag-n-tag" curbside collection program. With this program, a sticker must be attached to all refuse or landscape containers. You may attach the sticker to a maximum 33-gallon plastic bag or a maximum 33-gallon rigid container. Containers cannot weigh more than 60 pounds.You do not need to put a sticker on each bag placed inside the garbage can. Stickers cost $3.67 (as of June 1, 2014 through May 30, 2015) each and are good for both garbage and landscape waste. For special disposal arrangements, as indicated below, contact Waste Management at (800) 796-9696.

Click here to download the Village-Waste Management Refuse & Recycling Services Program.


Christmas Tree Collection
The Village does have a Christmas Tree Collection Program. On their first two scheduled pick up days in January, residents may leave Christmas trees up to 6' tall at the curb with no sticker affixed. Trees must be removed of any decorations, wire, lights and not placed in plastic bags. Wreaths and evergreen garland will not be accepted. Specific dates for this program are published in the Refuse and Recycling brochure sent to residents each year. DATES FOR THIS YEAR ARE JANUARY 2ND THROUGH JANUARY 14TH, 2014 (Regular Collection Days).



Garbage Stickers may be purchased at the following locations:

Ace Hardware,  8625 Woodward Avenue, Woodridge
Jewel Osco, 75th and Janes Avenue, Woodridge
Jewel Osco, 1156 Maple Avenue, Lisle
CVS Pharmacy, 8325 S. Lemont Road, Darien


Grocer's Pantry, 7058 S. Woodward Avenue, Woodridge
Ultra Foods, 1212 W. 75th Street, Downers Grove

Walgreen's, 75th & Janes Ave.. Woodridge

Garbage and Yardwaste Pickup Schedule
Monday - north of Hobson Road and Thornberry Subdivision
Tuesday - west of I-355 from Hobson Road to 75th Street
Thursday - west of I-355 from 75th Street to 83rd Street
Friday - south of 83rd Street or east of I-355 south of Hobson Road

REFUSE MUST BE PLACED AT THE CURB BY 7 AM.  Items may be put out for collection after 3 p.m. the day prior to and must be removed by 8 p.m. the day of your scheduled pick-up. 

Click here to download the Village Garbage/Yardwaste Collection Days Map.

Trash Pickup During the Holidays
The following are trash pickup holidays:
Memorial Day
Labor Day
Christmas Day
4th of July
Thanksgiving Day
New Years Day

If any of these holidays fall on a Sunday, Monday is considered the actual holiday.  Pick up schedules for holidays will be affected as follows:

Day of Holiday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Pick-Up Days Delayed One Day
Monday and Tuesday
Tuesday
no changes
Thursday and Friday
Friday

 
Disposal of Large Items
You may dispose of large items (furniture, bulky toys, bikes and anything else that does not fit into a container or bag) by attaching one refuse sticker to each large item and putting it out on your regular collection day. This does not include appliances (see section on " White Goods") or items over 6 in length. Call Waste Management at (800) 796-9696 for disposal of these items. 

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Disposal of Construction and Remodeling Materials 
Materials (such as carpeting or scrap lumber) must be bundled and securely tied in lengths no longer than 4 feet and 2 feet in diameter and weigh no more than 60 pounds. Materials put into containers should be no higher than the top of the container. Each bundle or container must have one refuse sticker attached. For larger amounts of construction or remodeling debris, contact Waste Management at (800) 796-9696. 

Tires
Call Waste Management the day before your regular pick-up to inform them you will be placing tires out for collection.  Tires must be on rims.  A sticker must be attached to each tire.

White Goods
The Illinois EPA prohibits the disposal into landfills of any items that contain chloroflourocarbon (CFC) refrigerant gases and other environmental contaminants. These items are termed "white goods" and include refrigerators, washers & dryers, freezers, air conditioners, dishwashers, furnaces, etc. Residents must call Waste Management 48 hours in advance and advise that the white good is being placed for collection. The cost of this removal is $20.00 per white good. The charge for removal is the cost associated with bringing the appliances to a facility to have the contaminants removed.

 

Latex Paint Disposal        

Latex paint is not accepted at the Naperville Hazardous Waste Drop -Off Facility. 

Latex paint can be disposed of in your regular garbage if properly prepared.  First allow the paint to thoroughly dry.  Ideally, the paint should be transferred to plastic bags so the rinsed empty paint containers can be recycled.  The paint may be air dried, but adding cat litter, oil dry, sawdust or another absorbent material will greatly speed this process.  Once dry, the paint may be disposed of with your house refuse.  If you let the paint dry in its original container, be sure to leave the lid off so the waste collection driver can see the paint has been dried.

The Woodridge Kin-Ko Ace Hardware located at 8625 Woodward Ave. accepts latex paint year round.  Drop off fees based on the size of the paint container are charged, so be sure to call Ace at (630) 985-0023 for the fee schedule. 

Yardwaste
Yardwaste includes grass, leaves, tree trimming debris and any other plant material. Yardwaste is a valuable resource when applied to your landscape. Mulching grass clippings and leaves back into your lawn will provide nutrients to your yard. Another possibility is to compost yardwaste on your property. Information on composting is available at Village Hall and at Public Works. 

Yardwaste is collected on your regular pick-up day from April 1st through December 15th. You may put yardwaste in either a 33-gallon Kraft paper bag or an unlined 33-gallon rigid container. Brush should be packaged in bundles no more than 4 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter. Each bundle must have a yardwaste sticker attached and cannot weigh more than 60 pounds. Waste Management-Metro also rents out 60-gallon & 90-gallon toters for yardwaste.  See the Public Works web page on Forestry for information on the Village's Brush Chipping Program as another option for branch disposal.  


Recycling:


The village has supplied each household with one recycling bin and additional bins may be purchased from Waste Management by calling 800-796-9696, or at Ace Hardware located at 8625 Woodward Ave. in Woodridge. Larger wheeled recycling toters are also available through Waste Management. There is no limit to the number of recycling bins that can be set at the curb, but crushing cans, cardboard and plastic will help save space.

There is no special way to arrange recyclables in the container, but care should be taken so items do not fly or drop out. Items must be visible and cannot be placed in plastic bags which are not recyclable. Only materials on the approved recycling list will be accepted, and all items should be rinsed and free of food or any other non-recyclable material.


Any non-recyclable material put in the recycling bin will be left in the container at the curb. For full details of the recycling program and the acceptable items list, refer to your Waste Management Brochure. The more you recycle, the more money you save!


Before You Recycle, Find Out if You Can Donate
 

There are many organizations that accept donations of reusable items to benefit individuals, charitable causes and the community.  Goodwill, DuPage County Convalescent Center, veterans' groups and many others accept clothing and household items.  Habitat for Humanity accepts building supplies, household goods and furniture.  S.C.A.R.C.E. accepts books and school supplies for underfunded classrooms.  Visit DuPage County for information on these and other organizations where items can be donated or call Public Works at (630) 719-4753.  Always check with the organization to make sure it accepts the items you wish to donate and be sure all items are clean and in usable condition.

Recycling Guide
For up to date information on recycling and donating, visit the DuPage County website.